Ron Paul to Congress: Stop Stealing from the American People

by Ron Paul

Imagine you had a pesky neighbor who somehow took out a mortgage on his house in your name and by some legal trickery you were obligated to pay for it. Imagine watching this neighbor throw drunken parties, buy expensive cars, add more rooms to the house, and hire dozens of people to wait on him hand and foot. Imagine that he also managed to take out several credit cards in your name. One by one, he would max them out and then use your good name and credit to obtain another credit card, then another and then another. Each time, this neighbor would claim that he needed the new credit card to pay interest on the other maxed out credit cards. If he defaulted on those cards, your credit score would be hurt and when you wanted to buy something for yourself, it would be more difficult to get a loan and the interest you paid would be higher. Imagine that you mulled this over, and time after time, said nothing as he filled out more credit applications so he would not have to default on the other debt taken out in your name. Meanwhile, another shiny new Mercedes appears in his driveway. At what point do you think you might get tired of this game? And, even though you are left with no really good options, do you think you might eventually tell him to go ahead and default, just stop spending your money!

This analogy demonstrates the position we are in with our government and the debt ceiling. The government has run up a huge debt in the name of the American people, who are sick and tired of being on the hook for it. There are no really good options left. Defaulting on a portion of the debt may not be without costs, but it is better than handing the government yet another credit card.

The government is using the usual scare tactics to strong-arm the people into going along with more spending. Remember the rhetoric surrounding the big bailout of October 2008? We were told, not that this would be calamitous for the banks, but for the people, who would continue to experience massive job losses and foreclosures. We were told that the economy would sink into a deep recession if this money was not handed out to too-big-to-fail corporate cronies. So, after much hand-wringing, leaders from both parties, against unprecedented public outcry, agreed to shower money on the banks and increase the debt. The banks learned nothing, except that Washington will come to their rescue, no matter what. The people, however, continued to lose their jobs and houses anyway, and here we are, still in a deep recession.

When you read the above example, your first reaction might have been to dismiss the neighbor’s debt as illegitimate and in no way your responsibility or your problem. You would be right. No fair-minded legal system would hold you responsible for such a debt, and would instead cart your thieving neighbor off to jail. Yet Congress can impose liabilities on you, your children, and grandchildren without your consent, and even without your knowledge. This is another example of government holding itself above the law. Much like the TSA claims the right to molest us, yet arrested a woman who turned the tables last week, stealing somehow becomes legitimate when the government does it.

We supposedly live in a nation of laws. For once, government needs to heed the law regarding the debt ceiling.


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  • orangefingerz1

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  • carcabe

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  • Douglas

    I do not think that the peoples of the world understand the plans or desires of cretin very powerful international monetary players.

  • einLesenderArbeiter

    ron paul needs to turn up the freedom volume.

  • After looking at a few You Tube videos I am convinced that elite in our government and the people who pull their strings will do anything, say anything, kill their own people as evidence convincingly points to the 911 attacks on America and it’s people to further their own political interests and goal of world domination, having a world bank, and a new world order under their control and at our expense.
    The lies and raiding of the US Treasury, and putting the full faith and credit of the US on a path to self destruction by our elected officials and their puppet masters is unconscionable and may leave the US with no other choice but for the tax payer to cut them off and go bankrupt.
    Imagine a country with no federal debt and a replacement government with limited power who was forced to live in their means and serve the people instead of the other way around as it is now. Would that be so bad and who would really get hurt? I am sick of the use of the words “Public Servant” Really?
    I am constantly amazed how the public will constantly vote over and over again for slick talking politicians and who have in the past brushed aside the few smart men like Ron Paul who are really serious about the real issues and geneniounly care about America.
    If only some of the events I viewed in the You Tube commentaries are true, the words High Treason comes to mind.
    After a little history lesson I can see why tyrants and dictators so caught up with their unlimited power no longer believe that we the people are nothing more that revenue sources for the power elite and can be squashed at will if we do not bend to their rule.
    No terrorist could do to our country what our elected government is now doing and or allowing to happen to Americans who are nothing more than just a word to the global super elite and bankers we the people bailed out here and abroad. Once you get into the mind set that we are just pawns for ruling class you start to understand that we are all very expendable.
    No matter how good and well meaning our intentions are I am concerned that the large amount of people in America heading into retirement age as am I will in name of self preservation vote for politicians who will tell them they will maintain the status quo because they depend on government for their sole source of income will feel forced to continually vote for liberals who will promises them them everything they need.
    What they do not understand is that the people will use them to further their selfish goals and thru thru intentional lack of fiscal discipline will kill the golden goose and leave them with nothing but a ponzzi scheme that went broke and a new world order.
    When this happens the government will have the excuse to seize more power and take advantage of public unrest and riots to take control under martial law. We need to stop this before this happens and vote the right people into office. We all need to pay attention and get you kids to vote. It is there future at stake here! Please vote and vote smart. Dave

    • Jim

      I see you understand the situation. Very well said. I wish more people understood, then they might actually DO something about it.

  • Chris

    Why don’t we just not pay the Federal Reserve their Interest Blood Money. The Federal Reserve printed this money out of thin air and they charge us interest on this money. We need to stop the Federal Reserve scam.

    Ron Paul 2012!!!

    • Citizen

      How about we pay the FED back in kind…

      Thin Air money, I can afford that, how about you?

  • dpla5762

    I’ll vote for Ron Paul 2012. Just thought you should know!

  • wldeanml

    Fix the Volume

  • Joe

    I believe we are going to lose this battle of the economy no matter which way we go.The outcome is going to be bad either way.I do believe we need to restructure our ways and if it brings hardship then so be it.We got ourselves here to this point by being sheep and just going with the flow,and now that it is slapping us in the face we just want to turn our heads and call names.Well my father taught me that a man accepts responsibility for his actions and never blames someone else.I have never heard a politician accept responsibility for anything.(unless it was acceptance for something good they did) and usually that it did something good was by accident.I feel that Dr.Paul is the answer to our nations problems.We may have hard times from some of his decisions(and like we’re not if we keep letting Washington spend our money freely)but it is a way to get back on our feet.Ron Paul understands money and is willing to make the hard decisions that our politicians won’t make today. You have my vote Dr, Paul.Please win and guide our nation back to a prosperous entity that every nation will respect and want to follow. I am a proud American and travel frequently to other countries and I have seen that respect for us decline severely. It isn’t something I accept nor will I accept it. Dr.Paul was first brought to my attention by a Swiss investment broker who predicted our economic crisis 4 years before it happened.He spoke of Ron Paul then and said Dr. Paul would be a good president to help us out of the crisis.I thought my swiss banker friend to be a fool.I have since learned I was the fool. Since then I have learned that my banker friend was not the only foriegn economy specialist that feels that way.People who know money know Ron Paul


    Way to go Dr. Paul. There is only ONE man I trust in Washington these days and it is you.

    You are truly inspirational.

    PLEASE continue your vital work. Americans are standing with you and counting on you.

  • ChairborneRGR

    I have the T-shirt and bumper sticker! Ron Paul 2012!

  • SwordsDragonsAndCoke

    seems that the sheep effect has even infiltrated something as precious as Ron Paul, its the ideas people NOT THE MAN

  • Kousaburo

    Ron Paul > Chuck Norris.
    Ron Paul > Jesus Christ
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    Ron Paul > GOD!

  • MsTommyknocker

    Ron Paul is an outstandingly courageous politician. You dont see that much today

  • lockbot2101

    View count 1776.

  • EvilLeparacaun

    Viva la revolution!!!!

  • Ruff Karver

    Ron Paul has my vote. He is a man of integrity. A doctor. An accomplishished professional who has not been swayed by party or power from his concern for working americans.
    If republicans had any sense they would nominate Dr Paul and send the cheap imitations packing. He must be supported by every independent out there as well.
    Obama will get the black vote but working together republicans, independents, and frustrated democrats can turn the tide. We can make history in 2012 and elect a candidate of principle as well.
    Ron Paul in 2012!

  • LocalSuperCenter

    Oh I know ..i have many of his videos on my U tube..listed under Ron Paul..yeeeha

  • LocalSuperCenter

    Hi..not being critical.. this is a great explanation of our debts, and its a great idea..but you need to remake the audio, sounds to much like reading, put your emotions in it, and pump up the volume.